Java: Where You Want to
Dr. Jim Mitchell
1997 Recipient of the J.W.
Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation
Sun Fellow, VP of Technology & Architecture
JavaSoft, a business unit of Sun Microsystems Inc.
May 30, 1997 at 2:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1350, University of Waterloo
Java has been out in the world for only
two years. In that short time, Java's promise of "Write Once, Run Anywhere"
with safe network downloading of code has made it phenomenally
successful. Java is a complete application programming platform
covering almost all computing devices, from smart cards to mainframes,
and it will soon be adding powerful multi-media and graphics abilities. This seminar
will give a brief history and overview of Java and its current status. Dr. Mitchell
will demonstrate some of the capabilities coming to Java in the near
future. In addition, everyone attending the seminar will receive a
personal copy of Java.
Dr. Jim Mitchell, the 1997 recipient of
the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation, is Vice-President of
Technology and Architecture for JavaSoft and a Sun Fellow. Before
joining Sun in 1988, Dr. Mitchell was head of research and development
for Acorn Computers (U.K.) and President of the Acorn Research Center
in Palo Alto, California. From 1971-84 he worked at the Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center and was a Xerox Fellow.
Born in Kitchener-Waterloo, Dr. Mitchell
grew up in Cambridge (Galt), Ontario. He has worked with computers
since 1962 where he and three other undergraduates at the University of
Waterloo developed the first WATFOR compiler. He received a BSc in
Mathematics from Waterloo and a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr.
Mitchell has worked on many aspects of computer systems but his prime
focus is programming language design & implementation (Mesa,
Euclid, C++, Java).
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074 Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.